To My Almost-Lover.What used to be was formidable,To My Almost-Lover.2 years ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
Never second guessed;
They knew I wasn't capable,
So I never stressed.
Desires smoothly saturated,
And easily dismissed;
I never knew the struggle
Of having to resist.
Devil, crown the fornicator,
For I will always be king;
I hold this status prisoner and whisper,
"Hail the dusk to which my deeds may always cling."
What is left today is pity,
Not a person is at all pleased;
I was never one for amity,
My relationships were always diseased.
The one I hold now is uncertain,
And never will belong to me,
I am but his friend,
And that is all I will ever be.
I hold near my almost-lover,
And closer my remorse
I never imagined this happening;
Protestingly drawn in by this force.
What I need is a splash of time to be
Away from this disease
Nameless, dear, you call this friendship
And I am agreeing to appease.
Not only is this aching,
I must admit, it hurts;
It is something you're awakening,
What this sentiment exerts.
You must admit you're fighting it;
It's easy t
For every boy I ever kissedi.For every boy I ever kissed1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
you took my hand 'neath the magnolia
at a christmas dinner party I held.
your mouth was cold. so were my affections.
you were the first man to listen to me.
i let you listen to my heartbeat; but
when the day fell away, you bruised me deep.
you were my safe harbour, and i your storm
turning your misery to naught but air
but i squirmed away from your tongue, repulsed.
you were my cradle, when i couldn't sleep
you would hold me close and pray for something,
anything, to keep me safe. (it was you).
eleven months spent sleeping with my phone,
i still couldn't believe when you kissed me
even after midnight struck us again.
i don't miss those guitar-player fingers
you wrapped me 'round. i loved enough for you
until i realised you didn't love me.
we fell into our love by accident
and like one, there were some fatalities
when you said you loved me using her name.
opposites attract. i fell hard for you.
you kissed me in starlit castle ruins.